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Clean Monday Traditions: Greek Recipes and How to Make Your Own Kite [video]

Clean Monday, also known as Ash Monday, marks the beginning of the 40-day Easter Fast as well as the end of the Carnival. The fast lasts 40 days, just like the number of days that Jesus fasted in the desert. Clean...

Greece's Top Carnival Destinations

This Sunday marks the end of the carnival and the beginning of the 40-day Fast before Easter Sunday. However, the end of the carnival can only be celebrated in one way -- endless fiestas all over Greece with big...

Corfu Turns Into 18th Century Venice for the Carnival

Corfu will be transformed into a 18th century Venice for the Carnival season once again and the island will be full of counts, dukes, duchesses, drummers, courtiers, ladies of honor and all the characters from the baroque period. The famous...

Tsiknopempti : The 'All the Meat You Can Eat' Thursday

"Tsiknopempti" is the name of the day in Greece that marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is celebrated on a Thursday and consists of the words "tsikna" (smell of burning food) and Pempti (which is...

Carnival Events Across Greece

Many carnival events took place this weekend across Greece, despite the fact that everyone's attention is turned to Brussels for tomorrow's critical Eurogroup. People dressed in costumes filled the streets of cities and small towns, celebrating and making pranks. After...

Greek Carnival: A Hint of Ancient Dionysian Revels

The Apokriés, or Carnival season, is about to begin in Greece once again, and people of all ages are looking forward to disguising themselves in masquerades, celebrate and engage in pranks and general revelry, and burn the effigy of King...